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I'm an east coast girl through and through who loves Northern California. I've been here 12 years but never find the landscape any less dramatic every time I see it. There are so many sunny, beautiful days and on any one of them it kills me to be inside. Hiking, swimming and climbing are my favorite activities. And I hope to do some backpacking and camping in the spring. I've also been taking a woodworking class for about the past year (my current project is a chair... I'm not totally sure how it'll turn out yet but even if i screw it up completely I'm loving the learning process :)).
I like to be active. I used to lead a run club but a foot injury turned me into a swimmer. I now swim whenever I can (I'm a member of the masters swim team and just joined a synchronized swimming team) and can't imagine giving it up. And I've taken on rock climbing this last year and I'm totally addicted!! (and catching on quick, i think. :)). But don't get me wrong, I definitely know how to relax, too... a crossword in the park or a horror movie and homemade popcorn on a rainy day.
I'm an art gallery manager for a living so, consequently, go to a fair amount of art openings and events. But I don't take myself too seriously. I'm goofy and clumsy and sarcastic. My idea of a good time is boardgames with friends or bowling.
I'd like to find someone who enjoys outdoor activities like hiking or camping or kayaking (I'm not good at it but i love it) or something else that I don't do but would be willing to teach/share with me (I'm always open to new things). And someone who is ok with doing dorky things with me like history walks and cribbage games and ghost tours. I love a sense of humor. Also a sense of exuberance -- an openness of personality. Patience, honesty, integrity... all obviously important.
I've been described as warm, generous, non-judgmental, funny, sincere, goofy, sarcastic. The more you get to know me, the more you'll see.
I hope this glimpse of me is helpful.